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Tricks for tackling challenging household chores

When it comes to household chores, we’re all guilty of playing favorites. Even Becky Rapinchuk, who has made a career of sharing housekeeping tips on her blog Clean Mama (cleanmama.net), says there are tasks she loves and tasks she loathes.

WSU to present pruning seminar

WENATCHEE — An urban horticulturist and an urban forestry specialist will give a seminar on tree pruning April 21 at the visitor center at Rocky Reach Dam north of Wenatchee.

In the Garden | Getting ready for irrigation season

All right, spring is here and we’re about to go full throttle in our growing season, but before you get too far ahead of yourself, it’s important to get a few things ready. Irrigation season, for those who rely on the canals, is about to start soon and I’m going to help you prepare when they kick on.

In the Garden | Monitor soil temp

Over the last few weeks, it has been fun to watch the snow recede back to higher elevations and to see soil present itself once again on the valley floor. My personal Facebook feed is filled with photos of friends who, like busy little bees, are working continuously on planning and planting their future gardens.
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Fixtures need light research

I like to buy vintage light fixtures — sconces, lanterns, pendants and chandeliers — for my decorating projects. I find that vintage fixtures are often better-made than new fixtures, I prefer their patina, and I appreciate the distinctive, one-of-a-kind quality they add to rooms.
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You snooze, you lose? Think again

Your fitness routine is in full swing two months into the year: You’re eating right and you’re exercising, but you’re not yet seeing the results you want.
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In the Garden | Starting outdoor plants indoors

It’s almost time — the time where plants start bursting out of the ground to produce luscious, vibrant flowers. Not all plants were created equal, though, so we have to get them started inside in order for us to enjoy them come harvest season.

5 common questions on clutter, answered by an expert

As an organizer, I’ve helped clients conquer many challenges. But there are some questions I’m asked over and over again, and the solution is usually the same. Here are quick answers to some common questions:

In the Garden | Late-winter gardening tasks

Groundhog Day last week marked the point when we crossed over closer to spring than to winter. The daylight hours have increased, the snow has diminished at least in the lower valley, and we are itching to garden.